Thousands of 'ghost flights' have left the UK since the start of the pandemic

Almost 15,000 'ghost flights' have departed from the UK according to official figures.

Ghost flights are those with no passengers or less than 10% of passenger capacity. The flights operate...

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Government's plan for living with Covid announced

Boris Johnson has confirmed the next steps for living with Covid-19, including that vaccines will remain the first line of defence against the virus and that all remaining domestic regulations rest...

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UN warns wildfires likely to increase by a third by 2050

According to a new report wildfires like those that devastated California, Australia and Siberia will become 50% more common by the end of the century.

The report, by the UN Environment Pro...

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New Construction Safety Action Plan for Ireland

The latest Construction Safety Action Plan for 2022-2024 has been published for Ireland.

The Construction Safety Partnership (CSPAC), an advisory committee to the Board of the

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Planning permission denied over climate change factors

A planning appeal relating to the refusal to grant planning permission for four residential blocks in Romford has been rejected by the inspector, over fears that climate change would result in over...

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Lead to be added to REACH Authorisation List?

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is currently consulting on the proposal to include lead metal to become subject to authorisation under the Full Text of

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New measures in Building Safety Bill

Michael Gove, Communities secretary, has outlined new proposals in the Building Safety Bill which could give the government power to block planning permission and building c...

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EPA cautions for more focused and co-ordinated enforcement by local authorities

On 16 December 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its report on the local authority environmental enforcement activities for 2020.

They have se...

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EPA looks to address Ireland's drinking water supplies

Released on 14 December 2021, the EPA Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies Report 2020 has shown that the quality of drinking water found in public supplies remains hig...

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Calls for NPPF to mandate sustainable transport requirement

The Research and Policy Organisation, Transport for New Homes, has published a new report, 'Building Car Dependency', that recommends that new homes should only be built around sustainable transpor...

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How to gift sustainably this Valentine's Day

As it is Valentine's day on Monday we thought we would look at some sustainable gift ideas for those doing some last minute shopping this weekend.

Whether it is for your other half, friends...

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Break through in fusion energy

Huge steps have been made in finding a new energy source, after scientists have set a new record for the amount of energy released in a sustained fusion reaction.

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Recycling company prosecuted after employee injured

Recycling company, PG Skips Limited of The Lowe, Wem, Shropshire, has been prosecuted following an employee sustaining injuries.

On 9 October 2017, an 18 year old employee of the company wa...

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Farmer sentenced following fatal cattle attack

A farmer, Christopher Paul Sharpe, and partner in J H Sharp and Son, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a member of the public was fatally at...

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HSE and DEFRA want to determine suppliers and retailers supply chain communications about SVHCs in a survey

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) opened up a set of surveys in relation to th...

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